Bully Hill Vineyards

Philip Togni Vineyard

Tanbark Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

David T
9.2

Nice evolution and well integrated. 92 that pushes 93.

The other wine from the great Napa producer, Philip Togni.

The mouthfeel is supple, round, soft, yet meaty and tarry tannins. Ripe, juicy, rich; blackberries, baked plum for days, dark cherries, black raspberries, hues of raspberries & boysenberries. Black licorice, berry cola, muddy, volcanic clay, herbaceous notes, soft baking spices, slightly, melted chocolate, dark spice with a touch of heat, coffee, dry crushed, rocks, dry stem, dry tobacco, new leather, oak to cedar shavings, volcanic ash, dark, slightly withering, red, blue flowers framed in a field of endless violets, rainfall acidity, great balance, nice tension/structure and a smartly polished finish that last a full minute.

If you own, I would drink over the next 3-4 years before it starts to slide.

Photos of; Philip Togni vineyard, barrel room, vineyard soil & Philip Togni and his daughter Lisa.
— 17 days ago

Paul, Shay and 10 others liked this

Cakebread Cellars

Vine Hill Ranch Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

This bottle was great. — 10 days ago

Tom, Bob and 2 others liked this

Kumeu River

Hunting Hill Chardonnay

A very strong 9 — 18 days ago

James Cooper
with James

Grosset

Polish Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2023

Delicate stone fruits: apricot, Nectarine, grape,

Hay, blossom, ripe lemon, lemon zest orange peel marmalade.

Medium - intensity

Dry

High acid

Medium finish

Medium- body

Medium alcohol

Delicate taste on stone fruits and lemon, tight

Very good - drink now/ or I would keep it for another year at least as it is suitable for further long-term ageing

Unfined – vegan and vegetarian friendly.

Elevation: 460-480 metres.

Soil Structure: acidic loam over clay on rock.
— a day ago

Cobb

Jack Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

David T
9.3

Cobb is another solid producer of CA Pinot Noir. A 14 acre parcel bought in 1988 by Ross Cobb and began making wine in 1989.

The nose reveals ripe, lush, ruby fruits of; poached strawberries, blackberries, dark cherries, raspberries, hints of blueberries, uncooked rhubarb, tree bark w/sap, hints of eucalyptus, smoky characteristics, lightly grilled meats, black pepper, red licorice/cola, understated baking spices, dry top soil w/ crushed rocks, light, fresh tobacco, volcanic ash and fresh; dark, red, blue flowers framed in violets.

The palate is ripe, juicy and very elegant. Fruits are; ripe, lush, ruby fruits of; poached strawberries, blackberries, dark cherries, plum, raspberries, hues of blueberries, uncooked rhubarb and pomegranate juice. Tree bark w/sap, hints of eucalyptus, smoky characteristics, lightly grilled meats, black pepper, red licorice/cola, understated baking spices, dark, moist spice, very, dry, dusty top soil w/ crushed rocks, crumbled volcanics, dry, grey clay, light, fresh tobacco, cigar & volcanic ash and fresh; dark, red, blue flowers framed in violets. The excellent acidity runs like a cool mountain river with a well knitted, structured, balanced, elegant & smartly polished finish that lasts over a minute landing on soft minerality & spice.

This 14 has another 4-5 years of good drinking before it starts its gentle decline.

Photos of the Jack Hill Vineyard, winery gate and founder Ross Cobb.
— a month ago

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Colgin Cellars

Tychson Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Happy Valentines Day! What a great wine to celebrate my love and bride of 25 years — 6 days ago

Jan liked this

Stony Hill

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2005

Once I read this had a drinking window of 2008- 2040 by John Gilman I had to try it. Definitely not close to being a pop & pour so maybe he’s on to something with these. 2010 vintage has a drinking window to 2060😳 — 24 days ago

David, Jan and 15 others liked this

Porter Creek

Fiona Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Love Porter Creek small vintner needs a bigger following IMO — 22 days ago

Penfolds

Koonunga Hill South Australia Shiraz Cabernet 2021

Deep purple in color; black cherries, cassis, and graphite on the nose; medium acidity; medium plus tannins; tastes like blackberry sauce, sweet tabacco, and a hint of camphor with a long finish. I really like this wine. — 25 days ago